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has enacted such laws that public nuisance exist. we believe that homeless people deserve for their civil and human rights to be respected and don't believe should be criminalized in public. we work with the coalition on homelessness to pass the resolution and some of the resolution does is we urge to support the homeless bill of rights and stop enforcing the -- and support the rights of homeless individuals to move freely rest and sleep and be protected in public spaces without discrimination. rights to occupy a legally parked vehicle, right to share food and eat in public, right to
legal council if being prosecuted and the rights to 24 -hour access to hygiene facilities. now i'm going to pass it to vice-chair kong. >> that concludes our presentation. thank you for your time. [ applause ] it's been a really great year in the youth commission and i'm grateful i got an chance to work with my colleagues. we hope you will keep these priorities in mind for the next budget season and available for any questions you may have. >> thank you. supervisor avalos? >> thank you. i appreciate all the information and appreciate you putting this together. exciting to see this youth commission putting this together and this is what your role is. it's fab will us to
see that happen. i agree with supervisor mar, the work done around muni is some of the best work i have seen at the board of supervisors by young people to show a great example to show great advocacy for adults. i want to thank you for the great work. these priorities represent san francisco values. i want to congratulate you on absorbing that at your age and presenting as well for the city and what we can do to better serve young people. i have a couple of questions. one is there was mention of arming the jp dshs. is that still an issue? the j pd? >> yes. basically it is not in this year's budget. however
chief nans has not committed himself to never bring up the idea again. we are saying we would like to continue to not have it in the budget because it's still an option. >> okay. i should speak more clearly, it was arming the unit of the probation department and would work in collaboration with the police department. that will move forward. i did a hear last year and i'm happy to hear it's not being addressed in this year's budget. thank you. and there was a comment about the sro officers in the schools that was you as well. can you describe, you mentioned graduated discipline or enforcement. what does that look like in terms of the offenses and young people would be enforced with? >> the graduated offenses clause what it does is it
includes a kind of gradual form of punishment. it's more rehabilitate iv than just immediately punishing someone for a minor behavioral thing in a classroom. so it's just a way to make it so that students can get a second chance so they can kind of recognize their minor mistakes but not directly get punished for them right off the bat. >> great. thank you. does that involve collaboration with a school social worker as well that is helping to build a relationship with officers or is this directly with the officer and the students we have one of our staff here officer pat oon. >> she's doing a great job. we are looking at a restorative model. the school is continuing to develop a
restorative justice program and the police department would like to do something similar and bring the two together. the goal of this is for the lower line basically school offenses that, yeah, they can be considered criminal, but it's more something that could be a behavioral change is more needed than to arrest the student or a citation. we are trying to look for is change that behavior, but if it continues, the child could be arrested. it's not the goal of what we want to do. we really want to see more of a changed behavior and not using the police to come in and on low level offenses arrest the kid and disrupt the whole classroom setting. >> what works in the school to make that happen, is it the teacher, the social workers? >> we are looking at models. i know the county of -- has
this model and we have a peer court using at a type of model where we actually diverted kids to justice which is where they had to apologize. that's what we would like to see come back again. we would like to have something to mesh so we have one system in place. that if something happens in school, the same way can happen in the community. we would like to see it handled in the same way. so the student can benefit from this and the victim can feel made whole. often times what happens now, a youth gets arrested or cited, often times the victim never gets pulled back in this equation. what about the victim if they get
victimized several times. what are we doing about restoring their sense of being important. thigh -- i think we spend a lot of time with the person petrator but now to make a restitution. we are working with the school district to come up with a solid comprehensive plan of graduated sanctions around this sort of model. i hope that answers a little bit of your question. >> supervisor breed? breed breed >>supervisor london breed: thank you. this is really impressive. thank you all so much for all of your hard work on continuing to meet and to discuss and to develop a great plan. these are not things that with i was your age not too long ago, just kidding. i never thought of these kinds of things. i would have never
come up with such a comprehensive over vow of how we address these particular issues. some of these issues are incredible especially around police training, housing. this is absolutely incredible. i have two things i want to just really highlight and hopefully they can be brought into play as a priority and potentially it's something that we can do from the board of supervisors. one of the things that i think the reason why i probably didn't get in as much trouble that i could have when i became a teenager was because i had a job working with the mayor's training program which is what was available back then. i had a job during the summer but i
also had the option of working year-round. what i noticed was that initially pretty much everyone in the neighborhood had access to these jobs. most of the times everyone was working even though we would get in an a little bit of trouble, we had access to jobs. as minimum wage began to increase, the number of jobs began to decrease because the funding did not increase to accommodate those jobs. i think one of the things i want to make sure as supervisors when we are looking at increasing the minimum wage, that we want to make sure that no one is left behind especially young people. i also this i that, yes, we can do all these wonderful things, but i do think it's important to make sure that every teenager in san francisco has access to employment where they potentially can get paid a stereotyped stipend --
because that keeps young people out of trouble. i know when i have worked with young people in the past, oftentimes we would make sure they were fed and had some money to participate in the program. mostly because we knew that they were probably out there breaking into cars and doing other things to get money. so the goal was to keep them actively engaged to get them into programs and to make sure that they have support so they can grow and thrive and they knew someone had their back because in many cases they didn't have a lot of family support. so i just want to make sure that prioritizing teen employment because i think that's your first learning ground. that's where you first learn how to, i mean it was the first time i was answering the phones, i was typing on the typewriter and writing letters. i wasn't the building, some -- best at it but it's how i learned how to
be on time for a job and wear my clothes properly and the basic things. it's important to me that every teen is actually working or has, like every teen in san francisco should have access to do some sort of employment where they can get paid. i think that needs to be really a top priority. it's one of my priorities. the second thing i want to mention is the police training and youth and police relationships. when we were kids, we would run from the police. we witnessed a lot of negative things. as i got older and started working in the mayor's office, all of a sudden the police are saying hi to me and actively engaging in the community and talking to me like a regular adult.
all my life, i thought wait a minute. police are people like i'm a person and if they treat me with respect, and part of my point was i held kids accountable. they did classes to learn how to interact with the police. don't just, from my perspective, i didn't want the kids to immediately start thinking negative as soon as they saw the police. how do you interact with the police, how do you prevent yourself from becoming like negatively engaged in a head lock or something with an officer from talking back or doing something you are probably not supposed to be doing. these are based on my own experiences andersen -- scenarios and these were a long time ago. we need to hold our students accountable.
classes in our school systems are classes that team young people what are the best ways to interact with the police. how do you develop a relationship with law enforcement. law enforcement is there to serve and protect. they are there to protect our communities. i didn't understand what that really meant when i was a young person nor was there anything to teach me that it was really possible having a strong relationship with police officers was something great especially with how i grew up. i would, the suggestion i would make is that we somehow look at that as a priority so that we are developing positive relationships with law enforcement. i had a young kid in a program who consistently had terrible interact with the police and we had police officers who would come by but didn't talk much to the police but were
still there and there was an incident that could actually seriously led for that kid getting hurt if it were not for the police officer knowing who that kid was and dealing with the situation better. i think it's important that kids learn that process and interaction with the police and it goes a long way in helping to build a better community. other than that, those are my two recommendations i want to say this is amazing and great work and i'm looking forward to pushing these policies through and after a couple months revisiting your plan to see what did we miss, what didn't we do and how can we improve in our work as members of the board of supervisors so that we can continue to push
priorities of young people here in our city. thank you again for all of your hard work and looking forward to seeing this happen. >> supervisor mar? >> i also wanted to thank adele and allen for their great staffing of this really poised and articulate youth commission and the document before us really well written on the accomplishments but also the priorities. i'm very proud that it reflected value of social justice as well. it is about empathy with people in this society. you are bold and not afraid to challenge policy that you think are wrong in this city. i'm glad that you are pushing the envelope with more understanding and memorandum with police. i'm glad that bautista is here too. i am really glad that you are
engaging and pushing the envelope to ensure that youth voice is there. for undocumented youth it's challenging because the law says that we are not supposed to hire undocumented people and you are pushing the laws in a way that is very effective. i also wanted to say that in developing youth positive police policies in the school it's a give and take with lieutenant and the school district sometimes and i'm glad that it's a restorative policy that it's a police department and hope there is common ground there. the youth oriented training with police and our former police commissioner, there is a lot of good models there. i'm hoping that the trainings are successful as well as the mou. i think for the transitional age youth and commissioner wu or tong brought up the bridge funding that is critical. i know it's
a lot of money, but i know it's until voters can pass the expansion of the children's fund that includes transitional age youth, there is that period of time that we need to ensure that people don't fall further through the cracks. i'm glad that you are looking at bridge funding. and i also want to say on city college maintaining our city college that the youth commission has been extremely bold in your leadership in seeing that that's a critical part of our city's economy workforce development for many many people and i think your leadership on urging the mayor and board of supervisors and the whole city to support that institution is really critical as well. but the structure that you have with your four committees and how you all integrate with so many issues is so really impressive as well. i'm really proud of our youth commission and thank you for helping to make better
policies in the city as well. >> thank you supervisor mar and i want to thank the commission for coming before us today. the annual pilgrimage before the budget committee. thank you for all your work into it. i would like to thank all of you for being here today and great work lily for keeping me abreast and for all of your continued hard work throughout the year. colleagues, we'll open item no. 4 to public comment. any member of the public who wish to comment on item no. 4? >> thank you. i work with the department of families. they have raised the bar and good
policy work and we are happy to work with them on oversight with these recommendations. on behalf of tasf i'm happy to talk about the two recommendations which they included one is for undocumented young people for work services. it's something we've struggled with but we think collectively can do a great job and worked with the board of supervisors to look at what roles can be taken to work with undocumented people. right now the employment opportunities we have are through community based organizations taking the risk and taking the opportunities to provide services for people in doing in creative ways and we would like to see the city step up as a sanctuary city and making taking that risk and
working with students. those are opportunities that as city employees the city can take the risk for challenging state and federal laws that we find unjust. finally around housing, we spoke a good deal about it this morning but we support the full founding for affordable housing for san francisco and finding the range of opportunities that are need and we want to acknowledge the recommendation around providing opportunities that might be less resource intensive but might be able to reach a large number of young people. thank you very much. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> hello supervisors. i'm with ssf. i would like to thank them for the training they gave me this year. i would
like to thank the youth voice policy. if they weren't available to me, i would be doing bad. i started as a career advocate because my sister made me do it, but look at me now. i'm here at city hall trying to work as a politician and trying to make myself a better person to help out my community and the way my friend angel put it at the town hall aid meeting when you are there receiving resources you should be pulling up your community and your family at the same time so we can all thrive. the second item is about supporting the san francisco education community. i have a sister with special needs which is time consuming and completely stressful trying to find a program that suits her needs that i want
for her. i want her to develop into a person just as smart or smarter than i am and it's through these organizations that come from our very talented youth commission. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> if there is anyone else that would like to speak, please come forward. >> good afternoon, folks. it's a pleasure to be here in front of you. my name is jose louis mejia. i can't say how impressive this work really is. it was a pleasure to read this, it really was. because you are really thorough. i want to highlight from a perspective of asf youth san francisco at dcyf, first we are in full sul at support of all of these recommendations but some align with our priorities. first of all the
inclusion of pay and increasing funds to serve transitional age youth is crucial. we are in full support of that. there is a tremendous unmet need and luckily there are some programs that are able to be funded creatively with other sources but the children's fund being the largest for our youth is critical for that to be accessible to transitional age youth. the other is i just want to echo some of jesus points about the voice policy. we strongly believe that young people need to be at the center of decision making that is affecting their lives and no choice should be made without people in the room and without their voice being at the center. we fully support and hope this is something that by today by leading by example that you hope to continue to do so moving forward especially as this is something that doesn't take
actual resources but a commitment to include young people. also around the bridge funding for k services, again, knowing in full faith that we will be passing reauthorization of commitment for children. right now there are a lot of children suffering and we hope that you will be supportive of the bridge funding and lastly around 12n. it's crucial, it's been passed, but it makes no difference if a great policy is passed and not implemented and fully funded in order for that actually to impact our youth in a positive way. we hope that will take the leadership for that. >> okay. thank you. next speaker. >> i apologize. i have to pick up my kids from school. i can't stay for the whole time. thank you. >> next speaker.
>> hi, i'm jillian lou with building leaders we are a youth philanthropy group. we are currently funding by dcyf children's fund. we are happy to be able to attend this meeting and supporthe recommendations especially regarding the children's fund which has enabled us this year to fund 17 different youth projects that are in the communities and are projected to impact 5,000 youth in san francisco and the more funds that the children's fund see's equates to the more good that we and the youth in san francisco are able to perform. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> anybody else wish to
speak? kai. seeing none, public comment is closed. >> supervisor breed? >> i would like to acknowledge everyone for your participation. >> thank you. with that, can i have a motion to file item no. 4. we have a motion and we can take that without on significance. -- opposition. madam clerk, do we have any other matters in front of us? >> no, mr. chair. >> okay, we are adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >> >>
>> 7 and a half million renovation is part of the clean and safe neighbor's park fund which was on the ballot four years ago and look at how that public investment has transformed our neighborhood. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were
a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish list and we did our best to make sure that we kind of divided up spaces and made sure that we kept the old features of the playground but we were able to enhance all of those features. >> the playground and the soccer field and the tennis fields and it is such a key part of this neighborhood. >> we want kids to be here. we want families to be here and we want people to have athletic opportunities. >> we are given a real responsibility to insure that
the public's money is used appropriately and that something really special comes of these projects. we generally have about an opportunity every 50 years to redo these spaces. and it is really, really rewarding to see children and families benefit, you know, from the change of culture, at each one of these properties >> and as a result of, what you see behind us, more kids are playing on our soccer fields than ever before. we have more girls playing sports than we have ever had before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay. >> this park is open.
amendment. >> the meeting will come to order. roll call. commissioner brandon. commissioner murphy. commissioner ho. item two approval of the minutes for the may 2014 meeting >> oh, i'd like to make one correction on page 21. under my comments the third paragraph from the bottom i think i meant to say it's not